Features of android

Android is open source and freely available to manufacturers for customization, there are no fixed hardware or software configurations. However, the base Android OS supports many features, including

➤       Storage—SQLite, a lightweight relational database, for data storage. Chapter 7 discusses data storage in more detail.

➤       Connectivity—GSM/EDGE, IDEN, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, Bluetooth (includes A2DP and AVRCP), Wi-Fi, LTE, and WiMAX. Chapter 11 discusses networking in more detail.

➤       Messaging—Both SMS and MMS. Chapter 9 discusses messaging in more detail.

Media support H.263, H.264 (in 3GP or MP4 container), MPEG-4 SP, AMR, AMR-WB (in 3GP container), AAC, HE-AAC (in MP4 or 3GP container), MP3, MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP.

➤       Hardware support—Accelerometer sensor, camera, digital compass, proximity sensor, and GPS.

➤       Multi-touch—Multi-touch screens.

➤       Multi-tasking—Multi-tasking applications.

➤       Tethering—Sharing of Internet connections as a wired/wireless hotspot.

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